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ICMR plans to acquire patents of traditional healing techniques of Andaman tribes

ICMR plans to acquire patents of traditional healing techniques of Andaman tribes

Traditional healing techniques, using indigenous medicinal plants, practiced efficiently for hundreds of years by some of India's most elusive tribes residing in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is all set to become public. ICMR's Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) is preparing a unique Community Biodiversity Register (CBDR) for the tribals of the Andaman and NicobarIslands that will document their traditional healing practices, use of medicinal plants, healing record, mode

Public Health Initiative through “Siddha Health Centre”

Public Health Initiative through “Siddha Health Centre”

AMR Charitable Trust and Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research (CTMR) is looking forward for inaguration of Siddha Health Centre at Sri Saradha Niketan College for Women, Kanavaipudur, Omalur Taluk, Salem on 15 August 2011 at 11 A.M. The inauguration of the centre would be done by Sri V. Prabhakaran, IFS, Director of Sericulture, Govt. of TN and Presided by Sri. P Arulmudi, Chairman AMR Trust. Dr M.Padma Sorna Subramanian

CTMR efforts to preserve Traditional Siddha Manuscripts

CTMR efforts to preserve Traditional Siddha Manuscripts

One hundred bundles of age-old palm manuscripts collected from different healers and institution trained Siddha physicians have been digitized by CTMR. The project supported by Dept. of AYUSH, Govt. of India commenced in April 2011. The process of collection of the palm manuscripts was done with briefing of different healers associations and individual physicians. The information was also spread through Short Messaging Services and blogging apart from mails. The CTMR

Boost your Energy with Honey

Boost your Energy with Honey

Honey helps to boost Energy as it contains glucose and fructose, known to produce tremendous reserves of glycogen in the liver. Having a spoonful of unprocessed honey before bed can support your brain function. The fructose is stored as energy reserves in the liver, ready to fuel the brain overnight. Indeed, honey boosts the immune system and has an antibacterial effect internally and externally, helping the body to heal, reports the

Health Benefits of Coriander

Health Benefits of Coriander

Coriander is one of the most common ingredient of Indian Kitchen. It has many health benefits. It is known for building the stomach and promoting digestion. Adding one or two teaspoons of coriander juice to fresh buttermilk is ideal for treating nausea and dysentery. Dry coriander treats diarrhoea. It is also beneficial for women especially those suffering from a heavy menstrual flow. Six grams of coriander seeds should be boiled

Siddha Medicos protest against proposal to remove vital portions

Siddha Medicos protest against proposal to remove vital portions

Students of Government Siddha Medical College here staged dharna on the college premises at Palayamkottai on Friday in protest against the proposal to remove some of the vital portions of allopathic medicines from their curriculum. The protesting students said the curriculum committee for siddha medicine of Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University for the year 2011 – 2012 had reportedly recommended the omission of certain vital portions from physiology, biochemistry, surgery,

Miracle of Cumin Seeds

Miracle of Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds not only add taste to food but also are very beneficial for body. Also known as jeera, these cumin seeds have been extensively used in culinary preparations in the Indian subcontinent since ages. It is a rich source of iron and hence very beneficial for anaemics as well as lactating mothers and pregnant women, who tend to need iron more than others. It is a great aid in

Three Hours of Daily Exercise at least for toddlers

Three Hours of Daily Exercise at least for toddlers

In an effort to curb the ever-growing worldwide obesity epidemic, chief medical officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have banded together to issue new guidelines for healthy toddler physical activity. The guidelines suggest that children under five years of age need to exercise for at least three hours daily. According to England’s chief medical officer,Sally Davies, “For children that are not yet walking, there is considerable evidence that

CTMR publishes a Book on External Therapies of Siddha Medicine

CTMR publishes a book on External therapies of Siddha Medicine. This 300 page book is published with the financial support of Department of AYUSH. Govt of India. Contents of the book include Signifcance of External therapies Topical applications-Compress, Poultice, Liquid application,Ointment, Medicated Gauze,Medicated Wick, Paste, Medicated Flour paste, Powder Heat Therapy-Steam Therapy, Medicated Pouch, Fomentation, Fumigation, Cauterization Ophthalmic application-Collyrium, Eye drops Nasal applications- Nasal drops, Snuff, Blowing Medicated Water and Douch Surgical Procedures-Incision, Probe, Chemical Cautery

Siddha Vision 2025 blueprint submitted by CTMR for TN’s ‘Vision 2025’

Siddha Vision 2025 blueprint submitted by CTMR for TN’s ‘Vision 2025’

In a significant stride towards developing a holistic and affordable healthcare service through traditional Siddha system of medicine, the Chennai-based Centre for Traditional Medicines and Research (CTMR) has drawn up a blueprint for Siddha Vision-2025 to be taken up for the state’s mega project 'Vision -2025'. The blueprint is extensively dealing with a plan of action aimed at facilitating an integrated development of the age old Siddha healing system in